Evening Shelter Shifts
The Clarenville SPCA have staff members who work seven days per week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each evening shift, however, is covered by volunteers. The evening volunteers are essential to ensuring that all animals are properly cared for. They also eliminate the expense of extra evening employees.
Evening volunteers are responsible for bringing dogs to their outdoor runs, giving them fresh water, replacing bedding if needed, tiding any indoor mess, feeding and watering the cats, scooping litter boxes, and cleaning any mess in the cat rooms. Volunteers also are responsible for giving medications such as eye cream or liquid medicine if they are needed. After these duties are completed, volunteers are free to spend one-on-one time with the animals. There is also the option to walk dogs, groom the animals, or help with extra shelter cleaning.
Shifts usually take one to two hours, depending on the number of animals at the shelter at a given time. Evening volunteers can choose what time they would like to complete their duties but are asked to please keep in mind that the dogs shouldn’t be let back inside until after 9:00 pm or later (weather permitting).
Evening volunteers have the option to do weekly, bi-weekly, or casual volunteer shifts. The casual volunteers don’t have a regular shift each week but are available to cover shifts if the regular volunteers cannot make their shifts. All our volunteers must complete an orientation session and volunteer training. If you are interested in signing up and completing training, please apply below.